Matte or Glossy w/ Matte External?

splitpea

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Yeah, I know, yet another matte vs glossy thread. But my external monitor is matte (older ACD), and I'm wondering whether it won't match as well with the glossy...

Or will it not matter anyway, since the external is an IPS panel and the MBPs use TNs?
 

Ice Dragon

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I say go with matte for consistency but if you don't mind the reflective finish or do not want to pay the extra $50, go glossy. The matte screen on the newer one will probably be better than that on your ACD.
 

Dozerrox

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Meh, I've got a glossy laptop with a matte external and it hadn't crossed my mind before. I'd just pick based on which laptop you prefer, rather than to match your screen.